Hunt, Andy, Wanderley, Marcelo M.


Mapping Performer Parameters to Synthesis Engines

Organised Sound: Vol. 7, no. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 97-108.


Language(s): English


Mapping Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques


This article considers the issues involved in the design of electronic and computer interfaces, specifically mapping - the designed link between an instrument’s playing interface and its sound source. It defines the problem area, reviews the literature, and gives examples of specific system mappings. A general model is presented, with the aim of providing a framework for future discussions on what makes an effective mapping. Several guidelines for mapping strategies are given, based on existing work.